Friday, August 26, 2011

Play time!

Well, I've been sort of on hiatus because I managed to misplace my camera battery..... finally gave in and ordered a new one and it JUST CAME!!!! Woo Hoo! Back in business!

So...... while I waited for a decent picture, I decided to take another look at my favorite tutorial site: Jewelry Lessons and some of my jewelry magazines. So many techniques, so little time..... sigh. Needless to say, inspiration overload occurred and I started trying new techniques! Here are a few of the new techniques I learned (or worked on):

Herringbone Weave:

Netted Bezel:

Wire Wrapping:

Knotted Headpins:

I love learning new techniques! If you ever see anything that you want me to try, just let me know.  :-)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Art and Sew Forth: Monday MEWsings Picks from the Cat Avis Unite Team...

A little re-posting today! A lovely write-up featuring my friend Lilybellesjewels! Lily has lots of wonderful items in her shop including gorgeous flower earrings, fun bottlecap necklaces, ACEOs, and newly listed Halloween cards!

In addition to being a gifted artisan, Lily works tirelessly to help animals in need and donates 10% of all sales to Mt. Olive TNR Project.


Art and Sew Forth: Monday MEWsings Picks from the Cat Avis Unite Team...: "Over at the Cat Avis Unite Team on Etsy, we share our new listings with one another. After PURRusing this fine feline friend's shop this w..."

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Etsian Artists: Marvelous Mondays

Halloween is coming at the speed of a runaway freight train!! Lots of super fabulous, spooky, cute, and just flat out cool finds all over Etsy.

Today we have some fabulous Halloween finds from the Etsian Artists Team! We have a scaredy cat door hanger, a bat magnet, a really cool skull bracelet, a cute miniature clay black cat, scary spider earrings, a skull ring (mine), a cool crocheted black widow spider, great green skull earrings, spooky graveyard photography, awesome ACEO, super star earrings, crocheted Halloween garland, and last, but not least, Jack O'Lantern Halloween coasters!

All these great finds and more are available from members of the Etsian Artist's Team. Enjoy! Psst! ((everything is for sale)) Sssshhhhh!! Grab them up first!

Etsian Artists: Marvelous Mondays: "I know its still a way off yet but I am feeling a little bit spooky today so let's see what the Etsian Artists are cookin' up for Hallowee..."

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Time Travelers: Now Don't Go Losing Your Head! ;)

Today I'm re-blogging from one of my teams: Time Travelers Team.

oursj searched far and wide (through TTT shops) and founds some truly interesting and unique skull items (including some of MY earrings! hahaha). With Halloween just around the corner, Etsy seems to be gearing up for a fabulously fun holiday season this year! Enjoy!

Time Travelers: Now Don't Go Losing Your Head! ;): "Browsing through our Time Travelers Team Members shops, I found a lot of curious and unique items featuring skulls. Why not share I thought..."

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mad Facts and Versatile Blogger Nominations

Recently Baban Cat nominated me, along with 6 others, for a Versatile Blogger Award. How exciting! Only one catch: I must reveal 7 "interesting" facts about myself and nominate 7 other bloggers for the award. Hmmmm....

Shoot! Now I have to think of 7 things about ME that others might find interesting.....

1. I have 10 rescued and/or adopted cats.
 2. I am allergic to cats! (hahahahaha great cosmic joke that one!)
3. I have been working with wire since February 2011 (that's right, I only started this year).
 4. I have climbed pyramids and visited ruins in Mexico.
5. I was once blessed by the Pope (I was in the audience for one of the Sunday hang-out-the-window blessings).
6. I have been to the top of the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
7. I am a self-taught artist in that I have no "formal" art or jewelry making training...

Whew! That was hard!! Aaack!! Now on to something even HARDER!!!!!

My Versatile Blogger Award picks...

Fanfare please.....

Disclaimer: Please note that these choices are in no particular order of preference.....

1. Market My Shop by TangledMetal
2. At Home in the Home Counties with ArtySandp by ArtySandp
3. Etsian Artists by oddballartco
4. brienna pruce by Brienna
5. The Fabulous Animal Rescue Project by FARP
6. Art and Sew Forth by the owner of The Verification Cat
7. Merriweather Technology for the Discerning Adventurer by agentofchaos

Check them out! Hope you enjoy them! :-)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Baban Cat: Nominated

I am up for a Versatile Blogger Award! Yay!! Thank you Baban Cat!! To read more about the award and to see the other nominees, please check out Baban Cat's blog. Smiley, smiley today!! WOO HOO!!

Have a great day!

Baban Cat: Nominated: "I really should be painting. Cornflower white. As I said, I should be painting. I've done two walls and I'm having a break. I'm blaming Ap..."

Saturday, August 6, 2011

August Giveaway!!

Visit the AUGUST HOT FEST BLOG GIVEAWAY for a chance to win my Copper Ox Dragonfly Wrap Ring!

Enter to win between now and September 5th! The contest is open to everyone, just click on the link above and follow the entry rules.  :-) Good luck!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

ACEO Swap on the Time Travelers Team - Etsy

Last week the TimeTravelersTeam on Etsy conducted an ACEO Swap. Ten people participated, some were experienced and for some (like me) it was totally new. I received my 3rd (and final) card in the mail today and happily report that they are all AWESOME!! Even the one made by someone who had never made one before! You can see more fabulous items by these talented artists by clicking on their names. Enjoy!!  :-)

I received this gorgeous, colorful Tiger from ArtSnark.

I received this a fabulously spooky Black Widow Spider from BlackFridayStudios.

I received this spectacular Steampunk Fly from Lilibellesjewels.

The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That!

Feeling whimsical today! So I made a hilarious treasury full of cats in hats! Hope you enjoy it too! :-)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Addicted to ACEOs???!!! Oh no!!!!! Say it ain't so!!

Yep! It's true! I've been bitten by the ACEO bug. All are hand drawn using pencils, colored pencils, and pens.... When will the madness end??!! I keep thinking of new ones to make..... Someone give me the number for ACEOs Anonymous please!!!!

Steampunk Flowers
The Spider and the Fly
Liriope in Bloom